NintenDaan has captured some footage of the Hyrule Warriors downloadable content which came out today in Japan. The DLC allows you to use Link’s trusty steed Epona to battle enemies and also sees the arrival of Cia, Wizzro and Volga as playable characters. You can watch the footage in the glorious video embedded above.
Koei Tecmo has provided Hyrule Warriors fans with a few new details regarding the first DLC pack for Japan. According to an update on the official website, the DLC pack will contain additional costumes for Lana and Cia, Link’s trusted steed Epona as Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced last week, the untold storyline of the Black Witch Cia, and a new adventure mode map for 1,200 yen. However, players can purchase all of the above separately for a cost of 500 yen each for the Epona, Cia storyline, and additional adventure map, or opt for the costume pack for Lana and Cia for 200 yen.
The Master Quest Pack will be released October 16 for Japan, Europe and North America. Western prices are yet to be confirmed when purchasing the DLC separately, however Nintendo of America stated that owners of the game can buy a season pass for $19.99, which will give them access to all four of the upcoming DLC packs.
The Dynasty Warriors developer has also uploaded a brand new trailer showcasing Hyrule Warriors’ main villain and her deadly moves on the battlefield. You can take a look at Cia’s vicious battle techniques in the video embedded above. For Japanese players, it appears version 1.3.0 is now available for Hyrule Warriors.
You can check out the official website for the latest DLC screenshots, or alternatively view them in the gallery below. Here are some additional details for the DLC:
Adventure map adds “Master Quest” rules, so you won’t be able to heal or use items.
Players can discover Cia, Volga and Wizzro’s high-ranked battle weapons throughout the map, as well as an array of scattered weapons and other rewards.
The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has taken to Miiverse to announce that Epona will be a DLC weapon for Link in Hyrule Warriors. Here’s what Aonuma had to say about the inclusion of Epona via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U social network, Miiverse.
“Beyond that, additional downloadable content will become available in Hyrule Warriors after the game launches. The first DLC pack, Master Quest Pack, will be released on October 16. The details of that pack will be revealed soon, but today, let me give you a sneak peak at an additional weapon. The new weapon added through the Master Quest Pack is…Epona!”
“Some of you may be surprised to hear that Epona is a “weapon”, but in Hyrule Warriors, she can team up with Link to attack enemies! I already had a chance to try out Epona in the game. By riding Epona, I was able to blow heards of enemies away and gallop swiftly through the fields, and I had a lot of fun trying out this re-imagined version of her in Hyrule Warriors.”
“In the Zelda series, players never had a chance to tackle bosses by galloping around them with Epona like in Hyrule Warriors, so I hope fans will enjoy playing as Zelda characters in a game with a different type of action than you typically find in the original series. In addition to Epona, the DLC will include other content as well, like new scenarios and costumes that will further expand your gaming experience. If you’re interested, please check it out in the Nintendo eShop. I hope these download packs will help deepen and expand your adventures in Hyrule Warriors.”
The official Ubisoft Twitter account has confirmed that the forthcoming Watch Dogs on Wii U won’t be getting downloadable content or a season pass. The company pulled the aforementioned tweet, but that didn’t stop a Reddit user from posting it. Ubisoft announced that the Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC is being released today for all the platforms that the game is currently released on.
A user of the Smash Boards has discovered that additional stage downloadable content could be coming to the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. The content was found within the Super Smash Bros Nintendo 3DS ROM dump. Here’s the details that the user has found thus far.
The following text appears in the Smash Rom Dump:
Set the stages that won’t appear, even when selection is set to random.
Turn all stages off.
Make all stages available when using random stage selection. See stages you have downloaded.
See all regular stages.
Select OFF to exclude this stage from random stage selection.
Select ON to include this stage in random stage selection.
It matches the stage selection in additional rules perfectly.
Also note the notice the missing square, just like in the stage selection screen. That’s where you can select the DLC.
Nintendo has revealed a new vehicle for the first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8. The first pack will arrive in November and feature three characters, including Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, alongside new tracks and vehicles. But today, the company has unveiled the popular B Dasher – seen in Mario Kart DS – will be available alongside the Blue Falcon as one of the four new vehicles from the first pack.
Known as one of the heaviest vehicles from Mario Kart DS, the B Dasher will propel you around designated courses at top speed, though it won’t be served as a just reward for gaining all Gold Cups in Mirror Mode. What other vehicles from past series would you like included in the new DLC packs? Let us know in the comment section below. You can purchase the first DLC pack or a bundle of both packs from the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo of America has tweeted that the recently announced Hyrule Warriors DLC which is coming to Europe and Japan will also be coming to the United States. You can purchase the DLC individually or purchase it in a bundle for $19.99. Here’s more information regarding each set of DLC.
– Out on October 16
– 1,200 yen
– 1 new scenario
– 1 new weapon
– New Adventure Map
– 2 costumes
Twilight Princess pack
– Out in November
– 1,200 yen
– 1 new character
– 1 new weapon
– New Adventure Map
– 2 new costumes
Majora’s Mask pack
– Out in January
– 1,200 yen
– Two characters
– New adventure map
– 3 costumes